Egyptian noted maritime professor and underwater explorer, Dr. Emad Khalil, will speak on “A Century of Maritime Archeology in Egypt” at the Maryland Historical Trust at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 30 at the Trust’s headquarters, 100 Community Place, Crownsville.
Open free to the public, the talk will feature an overview of the most significant maritime archaeological discoveries in Egypt. Highlights include discussion of the Lighthouse of Alexandria, the submerged towns of Herakleion and Canopus and other sites dating from past Egyptian and Roman eras.
Professor Khalil is director of the Alexandria Centre for Maritime Archaeology and Underwater Cultural Heritage at Alexandria University. While in Maryland, Dr. Khalil will talk on his work at St. Mary’s College on Jan. 31 and at Frostburg State University in Frostburg on Feb. 1.